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Vail could sue online travel companies

Lauren Glendenninglglendenning@vaildaily.comVail, CO Colorado

VAIL, Colorado – The town of Vail could become part of a class action lawsuit against multiple online travel companies who are accused of not paying full sales and lodging tax amounts due to municipalities. The defendants include popular website companies such as Expedia, Hotwire, Orbitz,, Priceline and Travelocity, among others. The town of Breckenridge filed the class-action lawsuit in July and is named as the primary plaintiff in the case.The lawsuit claims municipalities could be owed back taxes covering the span of 10 or more years.Vail could become one of 80 Colorado towns and cities to join in on the lawsuit, although the Vail Town Council tabled a resolution Tuesday that would have allowed the town to have attorney-client confidentiality privileges with Rothberger, Johnson & Lyons LLP, the Denver law firm representing Breckenridge in the suit.The Vail Town Council had more questions about the costs associated with signing on for such a suit, as well as what the town’s potential recovery from the suit could total.Town Attorney Matt Mire advised the council to table the resolution, which would make Vail a part of the lawsuit, until representatives from the Denver law firm could be present to answer specific questions.Community Editor Lauren Glendenning can be reached at 970-748-2983 or

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